Executive Order Requires 110,000 Los Angeles County Employees To Show Proof Of Full COVID-19 Vax

“As vaccinations continue at a pace slower than what is necessary to slow the spread, the need for immediate action is great.”

Hilda Solis, a former Labor Secretary in the Obama administration who is currently the chair of the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, issued an executive order on Wednesday evening mandating county workers show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

L.A. County employs approximately 110,000 people, most of whom must provide evidence of immunization no later than October 1. There are limited exceptions for medical and religious purposes. With more than ten million residents, L.A. is the nation’s most populous county.

In a statement, Solis referenced “the rapid spread of the Delta variant,” adding, “as vaccinations continue at a pace slower than what is necessary to slow the spread, the need for immediate action is great.”

“We are once again demonstrating to employers across the County that we are prepared to lead by example and set a standard for slowing the spread – just as we did when reinstating indoor masking, which has since been emulated by varying degrees by the CDC, the State, and localities across the country,” the statement continued. – READ MORE

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